When stewing prunes add a epoonlul Of -marmalade. This gifes them a delicious flavour. When boiling green peas add a lettuce leaf and a tablespoonful of sugar, and they wdll retain their colour and have a much -better flavour. Should an extra polish be required on an .old grate, first rub the bars with a piece of lemon, after which they will take the blaok- lead better and polish more easily. When ink ÏI5 spilt on the carpet, rub a cut lemon over the stain immediately, and it will entirely disappear and not injure the carpet, no matter how light the colour. To keep meat fresh run a little vinegar ever it, and then place two sticks across, lay the joint upon them, and it will keep fresh for several days even in the hottest weather. To freshen a shabby carpet damp a small portion at a time, with a cloth wrung out in strongly salted water. Then rub dry with a clean duster. This will revive the colour wonderfully. When cleaning white paint dip a damp cloth in oatmeal and rub the paint, then wipe with a clean, damp cloth and polish -with a dry one. To keep plants fresh while on holiday -take a zinc bath, and place in it as many bricks as there are flower-pots. Put suffi- ,cient water into the bath to cover the bricks. then stand a plant on each brick. The bricks absorb the ¿ moisture, and suffi- cient is conveyed to the plants to keep them in good condition. To use sour milk, allow it to- stand foi -three or four days till quite thick, then tie -the curd up in a muslin bag and hang it up to drain for twenty-four hours. It will then be a nice cream cheese. To CLEAN WATER BOT?LES. I To clean the inside ot a waiter ooxtie 01 anv glass that is too small to insert the hand into, put into bottle a small quantity of tea-leaves, then pour in about one-third of a teacupful of vinegar, shake well, empty, and rinse with cold water. A per- fectly clear glass will result. JL USEFUL CLEANING FLUID. I A cleaning fluid for silk and woollen fabrics can be made as follows: Put t-l?. quarto of water into a large pan, half an ounce of borax, and four ounces of white Castille soap, shaved fine. Set the pan on the fire and stir it frequently until the borax is dissolved. Take the pan off the fire, add two quarts of cold water, and when the fluid is quiet cold, put into it an ounce of glycerine, and one of ether. Store in bottles for use. It will keep for years. .CRACKS IN FURNITURE. I Cracks in furniture can be filled in with beeswax so that the marks will hardly <how. Furniture dealers cover up many blemishes in this way. Slightly soften the beeswax until it becomes like putty; then press it firmly into the cracks and smoothe the surface over with a clean knife. Sand- paper the surrounding wood very carefully with very fine sandpaper and work some of the dust into the beeswax. This gives a "finish to the wood, and when it is polished the cracks will hardly show. Putty is sometimes used in the same way, but after A time this dries and falls out, while bees- 'Wax will remain in practically for ever. THE HOUSEWIFE'S TESTS. I Eggs that are fresh will, if placed in "Wateri sink. To retain this freshness place thein, with the small end downward, in a wooden egg frame. Failing this, place them in that position in egg-cups. Milk should be slightly yellowish, with no blue tint and when poured into a glass and back A greasy film should be left. There should be no sediment to good milk. Butter can I be tested by smearing a little on a piece of white writing paper then screwing up the paper and setting it on fire. If the smell is tallowyalld nauseous the "butter" is not butter. Butter which it; streaky or which exudes water is of bad quality. To BANISH RATS. I Bats are a constant source of worry to -those who inhabit very old houses. Once the place is infested with them it is almost impossible to protect food, flooring, and other things from their attacks. Rats raid the poultry yard, and not only that, the extraordinary noises they make at night are not only disturbing but often very alarm- ing. Many weird sounds attributed to supernatural agency might safely be attri- buted to rats. Gas-tar put into their haunts will drive the pests away, more especially if a prisoner caught in a trap be smeared with tar and let loose into one of the runs; this will leave the odour of the tar in places otherwise impossible to reach. Eucalyptus and. some carbon, such as is used for pre- serving clothes from moths, if put between rafters and flooring will certainly cause the creatures to decamp. Rats have a strong aversion to any pungent odour. The anti- dote to be effectual must be renewed occa- sionally. —— —— SOME USEFUL RECIPES. I ROCK CAKES.—One pound of flour, eight ounces of brown sugar, six ounces of butter -or dripping, half a nutmeg grated, a deseert- spoonful of baking powder, and three eggs. Well rub together with the hands the flour and butter or dripping, then the baking powder, sugar, nutmeg, and half a pound of well-cleaned currants or sultanas, mix all well together with three eggs (it must be well mixed, and be rather stiff, so that .small pieces can be broken and put on floured tins, looking rough and rocky). Bake in a moderately hot oven half an hour. A blanched almond may be stuck into each little cake; they should be a pale brown. RISSOLES or CHICKEN.—Mince very finely any of the white meat left of dressed chicken, with a fourth part of lean ham, or tongue. Add to a quarter of the meat fine breadcrumbs, a minced boiled onion, a piece of butter the size of a walnut, pepper, salt, and grated nutmeg to taste. Bind the meat together with a beaten egg, cut out fome good puff paste into squares, and upon it place a teaspoonful of the meat. Pinch up the corners. Lastly, dip into beaten egg, then into bread crumbs, fry to a golden colour in boiling fat, drain and dish on to an ornamental paper, garnished with tufts of green parsley. LIQUID EXTRACT OR ESSENCE or BEEF.— Chop fine one pound lean beef (free of fat), place it with half pint of water in a bottle, which they will only half fill, and agitate violently for half an hour; then throw the whole on a sieve, and receive the liquid in a a jug. Next boil the undissolved portion in one pint of water for twenty minutes; strain and mix the decoction with the cold infusion; evaporate the liquid to the con- sistence of thiu syrup, adding spice, salt, etc., to suit the taste, and pour the essence when boiling hot into jars. or, still better, tin cans, which must be closed up airtight, and keep in a cool place. GREEN GOOSEBERRY JELLY. Allow one quarter of a pint of water to each pound of fruit. Top and tail the gooseberries, and simmer in the water till the fruit is broken. Drain the juice through a muslin bag, and weigh it. Put into a clean saucepan and boil for fifteen minutes. Draw from the fire and stir in the weight of the juice in moist sugar Boil for twenty minutes till it jellies. Pour into dry jars and cover with oiled paper.
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OUR DRESSMAKING LESSON. I A SIMPLE PARIS BLOUSE. I A really smart blouse is a thing one always likes to come acrces, for it makes such a difference to one's wardrobe. The woman who has two or three very stylish blouses, and one good fashionable skirt can always be well-dressed for every occasion, quite irrespective of evening- gowns, and similar equipments. This is a secret the French woman appreciates, and you will find that she always makes a special point of possessing a few chic blouses, however little she may have to spend annually on her wardrobe. Yet you will notice that some of the smartest Parisian blouses are very simple indeed, and their elusive charm lies in the [Refer to D. L. No. 114.] I material, in the colour combination, and, shortly, in that touch of individuality which the true Parisian knows how to introduce into all her clothes. The little model I am illustrating here this week was shown to me with pride the other day by a French lady who is always well-dressed, in spite of the fact that she has to use her dress allowance very economi- cally to make it do. The blouse was made up in a soft navy blue merve, and trimmed with a real Irish lace collar and cuffs. You see, this is the long and short of it; choose simple and good things, then you cannot fail to look well dressed. If you really cannot afford to employ real lace and silk for this blouse, it will also look well and smart in a washing material, such as linen, with an embroidered muslin collar. But keep to simplicity, and then you cannot go wrong. The pattern is for a 24-inch waist and a 36-inch bust. It will require one and a quarter yards of material. Pin the pattern together and try on before cutting out. If large enough cut exactly by the pattern. Half an inch is allowed for on all seams and turnings. DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING. I To Cut Out.—Lay the pattern on the I material according to the diagram. Mark round all edges and notches and through all I perforations with chalk, remove the pattern and cut exactly by the chalk lines, as all seams and turnings are allowed for in the pattern. To Make.—Close and fell the underarm seams neatly. Face open the front edges, and sew on hooks and eyes for fastening. Hem round the cuffs and collar, and fell them against the sleeve-end and neck respec- tively. Attach tie, and sew on button trimmings. Hem the lower edge of blouse, and set a draw tape at the back to regulate the fullness round the waist. —— ——
A DAINTY DRESSING-GOWN. I I am sure all my readers will be delighted with the perfectly sweet dressing-gown of which I am giving a pattern. This is the very latest, and for the women who have been busy during the last few weeks shop- ping at the summer sales, it comes as a splendid idea for the remnants she has picked up. You will notice that the sleeve and collar are cut in plain material, and the body Eart is figured. Now, if you happened to have picked up a dainty piece of figured woollen material, and have by you a short length of silk left over from something else, just see what a dainty bedroom gown you will have with very little trouble. [Refer to D. L. No. 115.] I The pattern is exceedingly easy to make up, and the merest amateur cannot go wrong if she follows carefully the directions which I give below. I am sure your labour will be fully repaid when you see what a smart creation the gown turns out to be. You will need the following quantity of material for reproducing this model: Three yards cf 44in. fancy material; 1 £ yards of 40in. plain. Pin the pattern together and try on before cutting out. If large enough, cut exactly by the pattern. Half an inch is allowed for on all seams and turnings. DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING. I 10 Cut uut.—Lrfiy tne pattern on tie material according to the diagram. Mark round all edges and notches and through all perforations with tinted chaIV. Remove the pattern and cut out exactly by the chalk lines, as all seams and turnings are allowed for. To Make.—Close and fell the underarm seams. Join up the sleeves by the French method. Face up the ends on the sight iside by a band of the same or a contrasting material. Turn in the top edges, and tack them carefully into armholes, being guided by the perforations. Face the edge of gown aJll round o»> the right sidb with bands of material. Hem round the collar and fell it against the neck. Sew on buttons and work loops for fastening. Press well. Paper patterns can be supplied, price 6id. When ordering, please quote number, enclose remittance, and address to Miss Lisle, 8, La Belle Sauvage, London, E.C. r, Sir?'
WHAT IT MEANS. I There have been two proclamations within the past few days which may be said, roughly, to suspend the payment of debts between in- dividuals in these islands until September 4. But though both documents cover commercial transactions, there are several important ex- ceptions (says the "Telegraph") which it is necessary for the public to bear in mind. The moratorium—that is, a Government authorisation for the delay in payments-came into operation on August 4, extending for one month to September 4; but it related solely to billa of exchange accepted before August 4. If these bills are re-accepted they are, under the proclamation, not due till one calendar month after the date of the original maturity. That is, if a bill due on August 31 is re- accepted, under the proclamation its date is extended to September 31, with the addition of interest at the official rate current at the date of re-acceptance. But it is necessary to ob- serve that the bill must be re-accepted, neg- lect of this condition leaving the bill open to be paid or protested. The first proclamation is a partial mora- torium, and is primarily of interest to the City and business men. The extended mora- torium covered by the second proclamation affects a large number of persons. Broadly, the moratorium refers to all contracts entered into before August 4. Settlement of accounts contracted before August 4, therefore, cannot be enforced until September 4, or later, if the period of the moratorium is extended, provided always the debt exceeds .£5. Small debts can still be collected up to that figure. There are some important exceptions. It is obligatory to pay wages or salaries, rates, taxes, and liabilities under the Workmen's Compensation Acts. Approved Societies will require to pay claims arising under the National Insurance Act. Old-age pensions will be paid. There is no suspension of payments of maritime freights. Interest or dividends payable on securities in which trustees are, under Section 1 of the Trustees Act, authorised to invest must be forthcoming. And, of course, banks are liable in respect of bank-notes, while Government departments are in no way affected by the proclamation. Despite the numerous exceptions, the relief afforded to the community by this legal sus- pension of payments is very considerable. But it cannot be pointed out too strongly or too often that it is an act of patriotism as vital in its own way as helping our forces in the field to pay debts promptly. Tradesmen and others can only keep going if the public pay readily. Those who have money, and refrain from meeting their obligations, are enemies to the community. Commonsense should alone make it clear that no advantage is gained by piling up liabilities till the moratorium has expired. Debt contracted since August 4, it may not be superfluous to remark, is not, of course, protected by the proclamations. ————— 0 ——————
SHELL DAMAGE AT SOUTHSEA. Considerable alarm was caused at Southsea on Monday afternoon by the explosion of a shell from a 6in. gun on the lawn in front of a house on the sea front. It transpired that the Norman's Fort at Spithead was practising, and from some unexplained reason a shell ricocheted and plunged into the lawn of the house. Fortunately, the owner and his family were out of town at the time. The shell dug a large hole in the ground, and a 9in. brick wall was blown down. All the windows in the house were smashed, and in two instances the frames were completely wrecked. The garden gate was reduced to matchwood, the front railings blown down, and the roofs of the house and the conservatory were damaged, while bushes and small trees were uprooted. The roof of an adjoining house was also much damaged. There were no per- sonal injuries.
I CRYSTAL PALACE AS HOSPITAL At the London Guildhall on Monday, in the presence of a large gathering of representatives of authorities in London interested, Sir David Burnett handed a banker's draft for £ 230,000 to the Earl of Plymouth, in settlement of the purchase of the Crystal Palace. The Palace and grounds are now vested in trustees for the use of the people. Alderman Sir David Burnett was elected chairman, and Mr. J. E. Wright Robinson clerk of the trus- tees. An executive committee, consisting of thirty-two members, was appointed. Sir David Burnett, who was cordially thanked for his successful efforts, while Lord Mayor, to secure the palace and park for the people, stated that he had offered them to the War Office as a temporary hospital in the present emergency.
SIX DROWNED IN BOATING TRAGEDY A boating accident involving the loss of six lives has occurred at Carmarthen Bay, near Llanelly. A party of seven men went for a trip in a small sailing boat, which was capsized by the swell. One of the men named William Morgan, of Ridweliv, managed to hold on to the overturned boat, but the others were thrown into the sea and drowned. The crew of the Llanelly dredger went to the men's assistance, but found that they had all disappeared. The survivor was picked up next morning in an ex- hausted condition.
I TWO BATHERS DROWNED. Miss Eliza Cummins, twenty-one years of age, Coopersale-road, Hackney, and Miss Beatrice Pinks, Rotherfield-street, London, were drowned on Monday whilst bathing at Boscastle, North Cornwall. About six o'clock they went to the harbour to bathe. No one appeared to have seen them, the first intimation that a fatality had occurred being the finding of Miss Cummins' body on a rock about eight o'clock. The assumption is that as a ground sea was running they were unable to regain the rocks.
I TERRITORIAL SHOT DEAD. Arthur Cecil Rawson, aged twenty-six. & corporal in F Company of the 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Territorials, was shot while at rest after coming off guard duty at Salisbury-road Schools, Romford, on SL?Xid?v nifht" He had unloaded a rifle for privagte and evidently omitted to remove the cartridge from the breech. During the nio4,+ +if rifle was accidentally toue h e 9, and Rawson waa fatally shot. The jury at The inque?st on Monday returned a verdict of "Accidental death."
I THE FIRST V.C. The death is announced of Rear-Admiral Charles Davis Lucas, the first man to win the Victoria Cross. In 1854 lie was mate of the Hecla when the British Fleet was bombarding the fortress of Bomarsund, in the Baltic. One of the enemy's shells fell on the deck. Mr. Lucas coolly picked it up and threw it overboard, saving ship and crew.
In response to an appeal from the War Office there was a big muster of motor- cyclists on Wimbledon Common on Satur- day, and after an address by General Sir Alfred Turner fifty were enrolled as des- patch riders within an hour. Now that postal orders have been made legal tender, the public are earnestly re- quested to abstain from crossing- them, either generally or specifically, in order to avoid the difficulties to which such crossing obviously must give rise. Lord Lonsdale has consented to be colodel- m-clnef of the cfolomal Composite Force winch Mr. Norto Griffiths, M.P., is raising. The force is composed of ovemeas ex-service men now resident in the Vnited Kingdom and is officered by Dominion- and Colonial officers. Charged with giving a false alarm of fire, Arthur Thomas Page, a warehouseman, was merely bound over when he told the North London magistrate that in his excitement after seeing his only son off to the front he fancied he had seen an airship over London dropping bombs and rang the alarm.
OUR CHILDREN'S CORNER. I BY I UNCLE RALPH. I MY DEAR CHILDREN,— I First of all I must thank those of you who have again sent me such nice letters, a few of which I am printing below for all to read Now that so many of you are off for your holidays, I expect you are feeling very excited at the prospect of the good time in store for you, and I am quite looking for- ward to seeing your numberless letters on my desk telling me all about yourselves and the way in which you spent your time. Do not forget that I am keeping the Holiday Competition open until September 17th, so that all who return before that date will have plenty of time to send me in their letters. And now I have a surprise for you. A great many of our readers will be delighted to know that for the next few weeks I shall be giving you some more Picture Story Competitions, which were so much enjoyed a few months back, and each week I shall be awarding three beautiful prizes of Foun- I tain Pens and Boxes of Fry's Chocolates to those who send in the best solutions. I want you to remember that not only must the missing words be correctly filled in, but that the verses themselves must be very carefully and neatly written out on a nice clean sheet of paper. Also, every mem- ber stands an equal chance of winning one of these prizes, so you must aH try your very hardest. The closing date for this Competition is August 20th, but you may send in your oolutions as soon as ever they are ready.—Good-bye until next week, with love, your ever affectionate U NCLB RALPH. THE CHILDREN'S CORNER UNION. FOUNDED BY UNCLE RALPH. (Open to Boys and Girls under 15 yean) Please enrol me as a Member of the "C.C.U." My age is years. Name Addrett -rate When signed post to UNCLE BALPH, 8, L4 Billi BAUVAOI, LONDON, B.C. Members desiring an illuminated membership card, suitable for framing, should enclose penny stamp with this form. I UNCLE RALPH'S PICTURE STORY I COMPETITION. Of all the xxxxx animals Who xxxx in jungleland. There's only xxx whose company Is always xx demand. His we 11-stored xxxx commands reepeot, And xxxx the others grant; You will not be surprised to XXXX That he's the xxxxxxxx. I ANSWERS TO LETTERS. I I ALFRED BOOTMAN Delighted to hear from you again, and am glad you liked the blotter. Ivy CHADWICK: Sorry to hear you have been so ill, Ivy, and hope you are now quite better. F. TUCKER: Glad to hear your certificate arrived safely, and that you like it so much; hope you will enjoy your holidays. JAMES GREENYER: Your member- ship card has been posted; I liked your photograph very much. Glad to hear you enjoyed the chocolates. Dear Uncle Ralph,-Mank you very much for the beautiful box of Fry's Choco- lates that you sent me. They seem to taste better than any other bought choco- lates. I am going in for anotlher prize like this, but we write all we can about a cer- tain bird and tree, and send it away. Last year I got a first prize—it was a medal and a large book. I am trying again this year.—I am enclosin g a stamp for member- ship card.—Your loving niece, EMMA PALMER. My Dear Uncle Ralph,—I must write and thank you for the box of chocolates vou sent me. I think they were a beautiful present, and I have shown them to some of my friends, and they all think they are lovely. I think they will take the paper and go in for the Children's Corner.-Wish- ing you every success, your loving niece, LOTTIE Cox. Dear Uncle Ralph,—I received my prize quite safely, and am very pleased with it. This is the second prize I have won, and I hope I shall be able to win some more. I hope you will enjoy your holiday at the sea- side.-Your loving niece, Lucy STRATTON. Dear Uncle Ralph,—Very many thanks for the lovely box of chocolates, which I re- ceived last Saturday evening. I shared them with my brother's and isisters. I have three brothers and two sisters, and thev all enjoyed the chocolates last Sunday after- noon. I am going tp the seaside on Friday, and shall be away from home for a month. —Your loving nieoe, LOTTIE HAWKINS. New Members: 2595, Leonard Gillings; 2596, Eva Medd; 2597, Winifred Rothery. I NOBBLES. No wonder poor Nobbles was tired; foi even a donkey will get tired if he has had a long way to go, with a great big load of carrots to pull behind him. You could always tell when Nobbles was very tired, be. causo his left ear used to droop down. That was one of the odd things about him-the other ear never did droop. But however tired Nobbles was, he was never too tired to eat. He would eat every- thing they put into his food-bag, and more, if he could get it. That was how he fell into a scrape. One morning, very early, long before any of us were up, Nobbles had taken a big load of carrots to Covent Garden Market. And he was very tired; but he wasn't too tired to be very hungry. Even when he had finished all the food in his bag, he was still hungry. So when he had finished the last mouthful, he turned round to see if there was a hayrick or anything to nibble at; be- cause in the part of the world he came from, havricks were quite common objects of the country. But in Covent Garden Market there don t happen to be any, nor even in London, which is next door to the market only larger. But Nobbles saw what was quite as good as a hayrick, and more juicy: a cart full of carrots! They were the very carrots he had pulled up all the way from the country that morning and as his master had taken him out of the shafts to give him his breakfast he could do what he liked. And he did. He went right up to those carrots and bit off the end of one. It tasted so good that he tried another, and another, and another! At last he had nibbled off the ends of all the carrots that stuck out behind the cart' C £ V N£ ro?btbl,es never thought he was behaving in a bad and greedy way. He thought the carrots were put there on purpose for him. But his master thought differently. He of poetry and ta"^ht Nobbles this piece of poetry:- "When a carrot's in a cart, If you eat it you will smart."
Lord Lincolnshire has given instructions that no rents will be collected during the war from tenants of cottagers on his estates where any adult member of the family has joined the colours or volunteered for public service. Suicide during temporary insanity was the verdict returned on Mr. E. H. Sharpe, of Ashley-gardens, who shot himself with a re- volver after he had told a friend that war would mean financial ryin to him,,
DRESS OF THE DAY. 1 AN EARLY AUTUMN SKIRT. I Fashion is, perhaps, in one of its most un- interesting phases at this time of the year. Nearly everybody who intends to take a holiday has left London, or is on the verge of leaving, and. the West-End shops are still in the chaotic condition of the summer sales. Few novelties are to be seen; it is too early for the serious autumn modes, except in the realm of sports and shooting gar- ments, blouses, and skirts, for the holiday- making woman usually has her full comple- ment of summer clothing, and only. needs, before she sets out upon her travels, an early autumn skirt, and, perhaps, a couple of silk or thin woollen blouses as a provision against the chilly weather which usually puts in an appearance some time or other during the holiday season. There are some very fascinating models among these new skirts for early autumn wear. The majority do not differ greatly from the skirts of summer wear, though there is. I think, an extremely slight but subtle difference of out- line. Tunic effects are etill in vogue, but AN EARLY AUTUMN SKIRT. I [Refer to X 517.) I the flare at the sides and back is modified in many of the best new models. Our sketch gives an admirable example of a thoroughly up-to-date early autumn skirt, a most attractive example suitable for wear with a pretty but not over-elaborate blouse. This skirt is carried out in fine blue serge of very soft finish. Other materials, how- ever, might be used with equal success for this design. For instance, it would be charming made up in white serge; in fine cloth in black, white, or any pale shade or in any of the hundred and one crepes and mixture materials which are shown at pre- sent. This model has a tunic which is cut in one with the front of the skirt, but is quite separate at the back. This tunic wraps over just a trifle in the middle of the back, and has all its edges finished by a row of machine stitiching. It flares a little at the sides over the plain lower skirt, which is set on to a yoke lining. The tunic is very slightly gathered at the waist in front, and at the sides, but at the back is arranged with a pleat on each side of the middle. The underskirt is fairly narrow at the bottom, though not so narrow as c-Qme, of the early summer models. A NEW SPORTS SHIRT. 1 The very smart shirt shown in our sketch I may lie sucoessfully carried out in a wide variety of materials, the choice of which largely depends on the use to which the wearer intends to put the garment. Many of the smartest shirt blouses of this present season are carried out in very soft linen, a material which wears well and washes ad- mirably, but which is a little inclined to get tumbled and crushed. Then, of course, cotton crepe is high in favour for shirt blouse wear, and this fabric has decided ad- vantages, for it does not crush and is very eafv to launder; but, alas! it soils rather easily. Some of the prettiest shirts of the season are made of cotton voile; others are carried out in fine white muslin, with dainty effect; whilst other models, again, are realised in pique, French print, zephyr, and tobralco. Again, one must remember the I A SMART LITTLE BLOUSE IN WOOL, COTTOJf, I LINEN, OR SILK. I I [Refer to X 518.] I silk shirts, which are made of such materials as crepe de Chine, soft brocade, and China and Jap silk. These are smarter in effect, and are suitable for afternoon rather than morning wear, but all are fabrics in which the present design could be realised with success. The shirt fastens down the front in rather novel style, the edge being shaped into three pointed tabs in each of which a buttonhole is worked. The neck is cut rather higher than were many of the models of the early summer, and has a new and very becoming collar which stands up a little at the back. The plain sleeves have neat little turn-over cuffs at the wrist, and are set into the shirt in Raglan style, the fullness of the blouse being gathered into the shoulder seams both front and back. This pattern is in four sizes— 32-44 in. bust measure. It will take 2-1 yds. of 36 in. material for the medium size. COMING AUTUMN FASHIONS. I Though, as I have already said, the new autumn fashions are still more or less of a secret, rumours are rife in the woTld of dress as to what the trend of the new modes will be. For example, it is confidently as- serted by those who ought to know that very thin, fine broadcloth of extremely light weight, will be one of the fashionable mate- rials for early autumn wear, both for cos- tumes and for gowns. These cloth gar- ments, it is said, will be more or less elabor- II ately ornamented by braiding. Again, rumour has it that velvet is to enjoy a per- fect rage during the autumn and winter of this year. It is said that capes of blaek velvet and fascinating little hats of the same becoming material will carry all be- fore them during the next few months. Paper patterns can be supplied, price 6id When ordering, please quote number, en-' close remittance, and address to Miss Lisl, 8, La Belle Sauvage, London, E.C.
An Austrain naval squadron led by the I Dreadnought Viribus Unitis has been seen off Pola, in the Adriatic, carrying out target practice.
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